Belgrade: Albania players were left “emotionally shaken and psychologically distraught” by the violence that caused their Euro qualifier with Serbia to be abandoned, said the nation’s football association.

According to the BCC, in a statement, the Albanian FA condemned the “racist violence” of the Serbia players and “negative propaganda” of their FA.

“With cuts and bruises and bloody traumas to the head, the Albanian side was emotionally shaken and psychologically distraught, unable to play the beautiful game in such an ugly, ugly situation,” read the statement, written by Albanian PR director Gazmend Malo. “Yet the Serbian media is contorting such ridiculous stories like the Prime Minister’s brother as the person controlling the drone.”

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